Bags & backpacks for the discerning carrier seeking thoughtful and timeless products.
Fashion forward & sustainably minded bags and backpacks
Founded in 2014
pinqponq, is a sustainably minded label from Cologne, Germany, founded in 2014 with a mission to offer products that break new ground in sustainability and design.
The brand offers a range of intelligently designed cross-body & shoulder strap bags and accessories for the “discerning carrier seeking thoughtful and timeless products”. They combine smart travel systems and astute design detailing with 100% certified sustainable fabrication.
The brand uses PFC free fabrics, 100% made from recycled PET bottles (bluesign-approved, GRS-certified), reducing plastic waste, saving natural resources and reducing the requirement for new raw materials. Through PET recycling, the brand saved hundreds of barrels of oil, thousands of water tubs and more than 3 million PET bottles. Furthermore, Pinqponq are members of bluesign®, paying attention to the elimination of environmentally-damaging substances from the production process; whilst their collaboration with FWF helps regulate working conditions at suppliers amidst evaluation of the brand’s own efforts to improve working conditions across the supply chain.
Throughout pinqponq’s collection, you’ll see prominent red and blue dots – an illustration of the two opposite poles. Blue symbolizes functionality, sustainability, and technicality, and red, emotion, inspiration, and innovation. Although these poles are contrasting, the qualities don’t repel, but work together for in tandem for the brand, creating something truly great. Alongside this, the name pinqponq, stands for reciprocal actions and the passing of ideas to each other.
pinqponq is constantly finding inspiration from the worlds of Art, Architecture, Music and Fashion and partners up with experts in those fields, and their uncompromising approach to design and aesthetics as well as social and environmental practice, mean we’re proud to welcome them to public fibre.
Sustainability: The brand uses PFC free fabrics, 100% made from recycled PET bottles (bluesign-approved, GRS-certified), GOTS-certified organic cotton, PETA approved vegan and recycled polyester sourced from Taiwan. Through their relationship with bluesign®, pinqponq help eliminate environmentally-damaging substances from the production process, they also use PFC-free water repellent on their backpacks.
Ethics: The brand work with Fairwear Foundation (FWF) independent audit the brand’s social compliance to help regulate working conditions at their suppliers whilst evaluating the brand’s own efforts to improve working conditions across the supply chain. They have long-term personal relationships with all their tier 1-suppliers, with the design, product management, quality management and CSR teams regularly visiting these suppliers. The tier-2 backpack fabric manufacturers adhere to the bluesign® system and all apparel tiers adhere to the GOTS standard 6.0. The brand contact with each manufacturer in their supply chain.